All Legend buffs & nerfs in Apex Legends Season 20

Max Candelarezi
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Season 20 of Apex Legends brings a range of adjustments to Legends. Here are all the Legends buffs and nerfs that arrive with the Season 20 update.

Apex Legends Season 20 is set to bring a ton of new content, including a Ranked overhaul, the 5th Anniversary Collection event, weapon buffs and nerfs, and more.

Despite not bringing a new Legend, Season 20 will introduce a massive range of adjustments to various of the game’s characters to shift the unchanging meta.

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For those wondering about every change, here’s a full breakdown of every buff and nerf for the Legends in Apex Legends Season 20.

Every Legend buff & nerf in Apex Legends Season 20

Wraith Season 20Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends Season 20 Legends buffs and nerfs are set to shake up the long-lasting character meta.

Here’s every Legends buff and nerf coming in Apex Legends Season 20:

Heavy-Rig Legends (Gibraltar, Caustic, Pathfinder, Newcastle, Revenant)

  • Now use medium-rig first-person movement animations
  • Actual game speeds have not changed, these Legends will feel less sluggish when running

Support Legends (Conduit, Gibraltar, Lifeline, Loba, Mirage, Newcastle)

  • Extended Supply Bin contents have been improved

Ballistic

  • Sling
    • Sling Weapons now have all White attachments while equipped
  • Tempest
    • Effect radius for ally range has been increased to 90m (was 13m)

Bloodhound

  • Tracker
    • Raven scan’s Ult Charge is now gated behind the Hunting Ravens upgrade

Catalyst

  • Dark Veil
    • Lifetime decreased to 15s (was 25s).
    • Length decreased to 40m (was 55m).

Conduit

  • Radiant Flash
    • Cooldown increased to 26s (was 21s).
    • Temporary Shield generation rate decreased to 15HP/s (was 20HP/s).
    • Temporary Shield generation time increased to 9s (was 8s).
  • Energy Barricade
    • Mine duration was reduced to 45s (was 60s).
    • Mine HP reduced to 200HP (was 250HP).
    • The distance at which mines are removed when deployed too close to one another has been increased by ~100%.

Crypto

  • Surveillance Drone
    • Speed of drone recall has been increased slightly.
    • Transitions going in and out of drone are now faster.

Horizon

  • Gravity Lift
    • Cooldown increased to 25s (was 20s).

Lifeline

  • In modes with Upgrade Cores enabled, Lifeline’s Care Package now has a 50/50 chance to drop an extra piece of smart equipment (vs. large consumable) instead of an Armor.

Mad Maggie

  • Wrecking Ball
    • Will no longer be destroyed on the first enemy hit. Instead, the Wrecking Ball will trigger an explosion and then keep going, allowing for a second explosion to trigger later.
    • The same player cannot be hit again by the ball for 2s after the first impact.
    • Players can only be affected by the shellshock and knockback effects once.
    • Will now bounce through devices it hits and destroys.

Octane

  • Jump Pad
    • Audio falloff of double-jump has been adjusted to be slightly less audible from long distances.

Pathfinder

  • Insider Knowledge
    • Scanning Care Packages now awards 50% Ult Charge (was 100%) and 15s Ult Cooldown (was 10s).
    • This also applies to Ring Console or Survey Beacon scans.

All in all, that was every Legend buff and nerf in Apex Legends Season 20. For more on the game, be sure to check out our other guides:

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Max is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel, primarily covering Call of Duty, as well as general gaming news and guides for other games. He enjoys playing all type of genres and styles of games. You can contact Max by email at [email protected].